The Subtle Art of Caring

November 4th, 2023|Categories: activism, books, Dharma, meditation, Writing|Tags: |

New book out now ... The Subtle Art of Caring: A Guide to Sustaining Compassion. Online launch 21 Nov, Windhorse Publications In person launch 23 Nov, Juno Books, Sheffield Online event: 29 Nov, Gaia House Podcast interview with Dhammamegha Leatt from Windhorse, about the book's origins and intentions

2023 retreats & courses

January 6th, 2023|Categories: Dharma, meditation, Poetry|Tags: |

6th May -15th June. Deepening Practice: Becoming Embodied. 7 session course, starting with a half-day retreat (in-person or online), then 6 online sessions. Sheffield Insight Meditation. Info & booking 28th May. Poetry and group contemplation practice. With readings from 'Year'.Hosted by Insight Meditation Mid-Wales. 4 - 5.30pm. Online. 3rd - 7th July. Rainbow Dharma: a retreat for the LGBTQI+ community. Co-teaching with Bernat Font Clos and Katrin Auf Der Heyde. In-person and live-streamed. Gaia House. Info & booking 11th-16th August. Stillness Flowing: Mindfulness in movement and meditation. Co-teaching with Jaya Rudgard. Bodhi College / Naarden, Netherlands. Info &


December 19th, 2022|Categories: Derbyshire poems, Dharma, meditation, Writing|

New book out now, published by the Poetry Business and available here. 'A poetic manual of meditation in action' (Martine Batchelor) 'A full cycle of what it is to be a wild and questing human, negotiating the ongoing edges of kindness' (Linda France)'These poems have shown me once again that both poetry and art in the widest sense are essential to us if we are to remain human and responsive to one another in a world that can often seem irredeemably painful' (Ananda/Stephen Parr)On 31st January 2019 I made an intention to write a daily poem on the theme

Young Person’s Retreat 22-24 April 2022

March 7th, 2022|Categories: Dharma|

Places are available on this year's Young Person's (18-25) retreat at Gaia House, Devon. The theme is 'A Path of Letting Go', and I'm looking forward to teaching alongside Gavin Milne. Check out the intro video and booking information here

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